I teach applied economics and data analysis. I study sustainability curriculum and knowledge networks.
I am an assistant professor of economics at Centenary University in New Jersey and a doctoral candidate studying comparative education at Lehigh University.
My dissertation is focused on how the emerging academic field of sustainability studies is defining itself. I am using discourse analysis and network analysis to compare sustainable studies undergraduate programs at institutions in the United States with similar programs in environmental studies. I am also working on a project with Drs. Iveta Silova and Peggy Kong studying supplementary education (private tutoring) as a global phenomenon.
In 2014, I was elected chair of the Comparative and International Education Society's environmental and sustainability education special interest group. I also serve as faculty advisor for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program run in collaboration with the United Way in Hackettstown, NJ. From 2009 to 2015, I worked with Caring for Cambodia to improve post-K12 outcomes for students in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Before returning to graduate school, I taught math, science, and social studies in Lake and Pen School District in rural Alaska.
I am increasingly interested in digital pedagogy, data visualization, and how sustainability principles can be incorporated into business education.